Six Art Deco Automotive Masterpieces

Sure, a modern Ferrari or Lamborghini is a beautiful car in its own right, but in terms of elegance, it is difficult to surpass the art deco automobiles of the decades following World War I. With fluid, aerodynamic lines; gorgeous, bulbous fenders; and what were then state-of-the-art engines, these six magnificent motorcars from the likes of Figoni and Falaschi, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, and Delahaye represent the three decades in which the art deco movement was at its peak—an era of automotive design that produced some of the most beautiful cars to ever take to the road. —Compiled by Viju Mathew

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